Troubleshooting FAST Search 2010: EventID: 2567 – Failed to connect to FASTServer.MyDomain.com:13391 – Failed to initialize session with document engine: Unable to resolve Contentdistributor

When performing a content crawl with a FAST Content SSA it pays to check the event logs on the central administration server for the error 2567 as this usually means that the FAST Content service application has been incorrectly configured to connect to the contentdistributor with the wrong username. The following fix is assuming that…

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PAL tool threshold file for SharePoint 2010–(Updated: Fixed download link)

  I am a very big fan of the PAL tool to assist in sifting through event logs when diagnosing server or environment issues. One thing is doesn’t come with is a threshold file specifically for SharePoint 2010. Luckily I have saved you the need in creating one from scratch and you can download the…

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Disabling SharePoint 2010 MySite creation through PowerShell

  A colleague of mine and I were mucking about with PowerShell recently and came up with the following script to disable MySite creation for all Authenticated users. This setting is on by default as well as most of the other social features and in a large organisation you would want to turn this setting…

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SharePoint 2010 Solution Deployer–V1.1

I have made updates to my very useful PowerShell solution deployer and though it would be useful to others, so here it is. I got tired of typing all the PowerShell deployment commands each time for a .WSP, so I bundled them up into a simple cmdlet that does all the work for you including…

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SharePoint 2010 August 2010 Cumulative updates are now ready for download

The latest cumulative updates are now available for download. The hotfixes can be requested from here: SharePoint Foundation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2266423 SharePoint Server: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2276339   The updates will update the patch level of your SharePoint 2010 installation to build: 14.0.5123.5000

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Updating Content Hub Subscribers using PowerShell

While testing some functionality for a client recently I found something interesting when publishing shared content types through the content type hub. After initial creation of the content types and adding subscribers all seemed to work well. That is all content types were ‘pushed’ down to all the subscribers and each subscriber site could make…

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